I have been absolutely exhausted since Easter. All I could do was envision my week long vacation and how I would do absolutely nothing but nap. Aside from our Chicago trip at the end of my time off I tried to keep my schedule wide open. Somehow, everyday began to fill with spontaneous day trips to some of my favorite places and I can’t really complain about that. Vacation didn’t have as many naps as I was counting on, but I am feeling totally renewed and ready for warm weather and to plan more trips.
I’m starting a little out of order, but I couldn’t sit on my Salem picture any longer! We planned our visit on what was supposed to be a partly sunny Sunday, so of course it poured as soon as we approached the city. Luckily, it cleared up long enough to get some amazing shots of Spring in Massachusetts and ended with a thunder storm while I brought my friend to the Derby Warf Lighthouse for her first time. While it was a quick trip it was perfect for restocking some of my favorite teas and candles and wandering the cobblestone street with barely any other tourists. Hopefully, I visit this city enough that one day I won’t be considered a tourist myself.
When we finally got there and ran through the rain we decided to head indoors and eat first. So, I finally got to try Life Alive, Salem’s organic uber healthy cafe. The food and smoothies did not disappoint. Whenever I get a smoothie with coconut oil it can sometimes taste like I’m drinking sun tan lotion, but they have the recipe perfected. My tropical mango coconut drink lightened my mood along with the weather outside. Since this trip was more of a chance to wander with nothing planned we visited Stickworks (it was supposed to be taken down March 31, but it’s still there!) and the Witch House which was surrounded by gorgeous blooming trees. Then we went to our favorite stores: Haus Witch, Coven’s Cottage, and every other jewelry store in town. A quick drive had us exploring a new area, Salem Willows, a more residential area that provided a lot of house goals. Before we left we visited Derby Warf and that’s when the skies opened up and the thunder rolled in.